a female given name: from an Old English word meaning “elf.”

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Examples from the Web for elva

Historical Examples of elva

  • The door opened and Wynnette and Elva came in in their nightdresses.

    Her Mother's Secret

    Emma D. E. N. Southworth

  • Her days were gane,” said Elva; “and where were the daughters?

    Witch Stories

    E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton

  • When he had left Elva Barrett behind he had let go the strongest cable of hope.

  • And I know your heart so well, Elva, that I leave it all to you.

  • If he had even glanced at Elva Barrett no bystander could have detected that glance.